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Old November 26, 2008, 09:59 AM
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I am wondering if it is possible to build a laptop and if so what and where to purchase the parts for it. I did a search in Google but didn't really find anything
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sure you can here's a good start DIY Laptop/ Notebook Computer-Do It Yourself Asus Laptop Computer ASUS Notebook Barebone Picture Tutorial-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas-Directron.com
google barebones laptop :)
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Old November 26, 2008, 10:40 AM
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Good question now should be is it worth it?
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Old November 26, 2008, 11:33 AM
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Good question now should be is it worth it?
Usually you can find a pre-built one that is less expensive then putting it together yourself... but if you build from old parts... etc... It's possible to build for less. But even then, how much will you save? and no warrenty.
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well there are two reasons I want to do this the first is that I can't afford to just go and buy one, and second it is also a learning experience for me
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I wonder if I can turn my atx mobo into a lap top:P It would be big and bulky, like maybe a russian design?
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well there are two reasons I want to do this the first is that I can't afford to just go and buy one, and second it is also a learning experience for me
I see 15.4" laptops go for $500 (or less) on sales or at Walmart/Sam's Club. If you can't afford a pre-built laptop, there's no way you can DIY for less money.

OCZ has barebone laptops but they run pretty close close to $1000 without processor/RAM/hard drive. OCZ Technology | Products | DIY Notebooks
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Old November 26, 2008, 04:24 PM
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Agreed with whoever said this, if you can't afford a prebuilt there's no way you can afford to DIY. What kind of laptop are you looking for? If you just need something for email/internet/word you can get away with a decent used P4 or Celeron M laptop for ~$300, or a P3 for even less.
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I to am going to be building a custom laptop (barebone system) and looking to order from "RK Computers". They don't have much of a selection but what they do have is very nice. However they are quite expensive. supporting nothing less (from their current selection) than an Intel Core i3 or higher. In my case, this is fine. the barebone system with the cpu and ram purchased either with the barebone system (this is an option) or seperatly, it can cost no less than $1200 USD. So if your willing to spend the money, than yes, it is possible. But really, it's easier just to go with a per-assembled one and upgrade it.
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Was going to mention "Barebone Laptops" as well. Read up about it a long time ago, as I had the same idea as you. Never got around to doing it because yeah, it ends up being more expensive and not worth it. Not to mention that the cases the "barebone laptops" come with don't usually look very pleasant.
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